From the late nineties, I have always wished that Nepal UWC committee would be able to send children from poor and/or marginalized backgrounds. All the time I have been involved in the committee, I have done what little I could to make that happen. This is the story of the things I did and the little gains we have made so far to that end.
Violence against children in Nepal, in homes and schools, was routine in the seventies and eighties when I was growing up. Results of surveys show it to be so even now, more than two decades later.
Instead of raising children, who have to recover from their childhoods, we should and we can raise them to be kind and compassionate human beings!
Something -- ten-year (1997) high school reunion -- that I should remember! I should have memories of it! After all, I had been heavily involved in its organization! But, strangely enough, I don't, while I do our one-year (1988) reunion, for all the right and two wrong reasons!
How people are in some respects -- and also how power dynamics -- work don't change with time. Should you suffer in some way because of that, hardly any of it is about you AND as such you can't do anything about it really. And that's ok!
Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it's defended as part of our "culture." My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn't do much good for us!
What's more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.
Live life in others' terms, you'll fail...no matter what.
Live life in ones own terms, you'll succeed...no matter what.
In other words, ones success is measured by oneself, so therefore, success is what you make of life.